Ahmad Radi is gone

The former Iraqi soccer player Ahmed Radi died few hours ago after being infected with the Corona virus "Covid 19" in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Radi entered the hospital several days ago, medical sources told Al-sumaria News website.

He was suffering from shortness of breath and showing symptoms of infection with the Corona virus, Al-Sumaria added.

It is to be mentioned that Radhi was born in 1964. He played in Iraqi Al-Zawraa club and the Iraqi national team. Radis' talent in soccer made the Iraqi team reach the World Cup finals. He played in the Iraqi team that achieved the Gulf Cup championship in 1988 and won the title of best scorer. Also he was chosen as the best player in Asia.

On the other hand, Radi played in Al-Zawraa club that won the Iraqi league title 5 times, the Iraqi Cup 7 times, the Arab Champions League 3 times, the second place in the 1988 Asian Champions, qualified with his Iraqi team for the 1986 World Cup, and qualified for the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.


Indian Embassy in Damascus Marks International Day of Yoga

Yoga is a gift  stemming from Indian tradition that embodies the unity between mind , body, thoughts, and action. It symbolizes harmony between humans and nature .

Under the title "Yoga for Harmony and Peace", the Indian Embassy in Damascus, in cooperation with the Higher Committee for Yoga and Energy in Syria organized on Friday  an event  marking  the International Day of Yoga, which is celebrated on June  the 21st  ,  at al-Jalaa Sports  city  in Damascus.

The  activity  included exercises for yoga practitioners  that  embodied the unified world movements of yoga as well as spiritual dances that express peace.

Advanced positions for the Syrian team in chess at the end of the Mediterranean Championship

Damascus, (ST) -  The Syrian team for chess scored good results at the end of its participation in the Mediterranean championship, which was held via the Internet and included three stages and witnessed wide participation from several countries.

In the third and final stage, during which the participating teams were divided into two groups, the Syrian team achieved the sixth position as a general.

Lattakia team comes first in the Republic’s Championship of Junior Kickboxing

Lattakia team ranked first in the Republic’s Championship for junior kickboxing. This Championship was held using the shadow fight technique through video recording and the Internet.

Lattakia team players, Ihsan Ibrahim (above 42 kg) won one gold medal, Haydar Maa’mar (32 kg) won one silver medal and Aous Setri Deep (32 kg) won a bronze medal while Sedra Haydar (junior – female) won one gold medal in her category.

Head of the Kick Boxing technical committee in Latakia Basil Hattab said that the wide spread sports of kickboxing in Lattakia led to these good results of Lattakia team , according to SANA.

It is to be mentioned that the Republic’s Championship of Kickboxing for the other categories will be held next week.


Syrian Basketball Federation conducts online training projects to enhance coaches' skills

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Syrian Basketball Federation has invested in the stoppage of sport activities, which comes in line with the government's measures to confront Coronavirus pandemic, by conducting several online training projects in coordination with a number of local and foreign experts.

The projects, which included state of the art methods of training, witnessed great interaction by basketball coaches who aim at boosting their skills and the performance of players.

The coaches affirmed that such initiatives provide an opportunity for local coaches to contact with other local and foreign counterparts so as to exchange expertise in order to enrich their training knowledge and skills, thereby enhancing the players' performance and contributing to the development of the Syrian basketball sport.